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Great post about Cutting Corners from Jeremy at CodeBetter

Over at CodeBetter Jeremy has posted a really great article about cutting corners and how that leads to more problems down the road. 

It has been my experience that when it comes to software development we all have to cut corners from time to time to meet deadlines, give demos, etc.  But choosing which corners to cut is what matters.  It is also important to document the corners you cut and put in place a plan to fix the mess you left behind at a future date.

At the end of the day it is as simple as this.  In software development it is 'Pay me now, or Pay me more later'  We all know there are deadlines to meet but if we don't stay aware of the escalating cost of development for the corners we cut today, those cuts could become the downfall of our application tomorrow.

Great post Jeremy...

You can find it here.

Posted 03-12-2007 8:15 AM by Derik Whittaker
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